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- Posted on Sep 25th 2009 4:30PM by Jenny Charlesworth
"We're going to be playing in an old legendary punk rock house in our hometown called the Turd Ferguson. It's nicknamed after Abbotsford's [former long-time] Mayor, George Ferguson," bassist Stephen O'Shea tells Spinner of the location for the shoot. "We're going to film us playing in the living room during a live show. It's going to be really fun!"
Opting to forgo glitzy Much Music-worthy production in favor of something a little more understated is a top priority for the ambitious quintet this time around. "For this record, we're trying to create a lot more lower-budget, viral-based videos, stuff that's more based for YouTube, which is much more representative of ourselves than some overblown, big-budget music video," O'Shea explains.
That's not to say that the group is against the idea of making high-polished videos, like the artsy film-noir-esque spot created for the 2007 single, 'Monster.' According to O'Shea, the bulk of YSP! WSD!'s efforts going forward will focus on a DIY production style. "I think we'll still make higher budget music videos but we're really going to try to make videos for all of our songs and this is the best way to do it," he says.
Judging from the moody, keyboard-driven party-punk featured on 'XXXX,' O'Shea and the gang -- who formed back in 2003 under the guise of an unruly bicycle gang called 'The Smoking Spokes' -- have plenty of material to inspire some serious homemade eye candy.